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 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Not a great year.

Blue Jasmine: A-
Captain Phillips: A-
Passion A-
Ender's Game: B+
Gravity: B+
Insidious, Chapter 2: B+
Only God Forgives: B
Pain & Gain: B
The Butler: B
The Wolf Of Wall Street: B
Carrie: B-
Dark Skies: B-
Evil Dead: B-
G.I. Joe Retaliation: B-
Now You See Me: B-
Star Trek: Into Darkness: B-
The Bling Ring: B-
The Call: B-
The Conjuring: B-
The Purge: B-
This Is The End: B-
Thor: The Dark World: B-
A Good Day To Die Hard: C+
After Earth: C+
Elysium: C+
Escape Plan: C+
Man of Steel: C+
World War Z: C+
Curse of Chucky: C
Iron Man 3: C
Oblivion: C
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: C
The Last Stand: C
The World's End: C
White House Down: C
Hangover III: C-
Red 2: C-
Bullet To The Head: D
Grown Ups 2: D
Riddick: D

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

My 5 favourite films of 2013 are :

ELLE S'EN VA
ENOUGH SAID
GRAND CENTRAL
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA
THE SPECTACULAR NOW


But there's some catch-up in progress...

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

1.)
81.) Pain & Gain: D-


You saw 81 movies this year?
Wow impressive.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

You saw 81 movies this year?
Wow impressive.


Less than a third of them in theaters...I'm still playing catch-up via Netflix on movies I missed out on theatrically.

EDIT: Just counted, and fifty-seven of those I saw in theaters, so more than half, actually.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

In the last 20 years I have watched fewer than 10 new films.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

In the last 20 years I have watched fewer than 10 new films.

Bullshit. I don't believe that for a second. I've watched ten new movies in the last TWO WEEKS.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

In the last 20 years I have watched fewer than 10 new films.

Bullshit. I don't believe that for a second. I've watched ten new movies in the last TWO WEEKS.


I could list the new films I've seen since 1992.

I don't watch American garbage, which, in my opinion, is everything that comes out of Hollywood. And I don't watch foreign-language films.

I have made two exceptions to the former 'rule' for social reasons: V for Vendetta and The Happening. Both garbage.

So it's British comedies only. Hot Fuzz, The World's End, The Parole Officer, Four Weddings, Peter's Friends, Trainspotting, Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead.

I was wrong. It's exactly ten films in 21 years. But that's all.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I don't watch American garbage, which, in my opinion, is everything that comes out of Hollywood. And I don't watch foreign-language films.

I have made two exceptions to the former 'rule' for social reasons: V for Vendetta and The Happening. Both garbage.

So it's British comedies only. Hot Fuzz, The World's End, The Parole Officer, Four Weddings, Peter's Friends, Trainspotting, Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead.

I was wrong. It's exactly ten films in 21 years. But that's all.


I am sorry to hear you have missed some many great modern films and memories to share. I take it you are not a fan of movies?

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

You're lecturing us Yanks about "American garbage", and yet you've seen Run, Fatboy, Run?

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

You're lecturing us Yanks about "American garbage", and yet you've seen Run, Fatboy, Run?

Yes, it was poor. I'm not claiming every British comedy is a classic! The Parole Officer was pretty bad too.

I'm a fan of older films, including many American ones. There's just something about new films that I don't like, and I don't even want to analyse too much. It's many things, from endemic political correctness to the Valley Girl accents of the women (and, nowadays, men).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

In the last 20 years I have watched fewer than 10 new films.

Bullshit. I don't believe that for a second. I've watched ten new movies in the last TWO WEEKS.



Jehannum is pretty well known for this particular trait - he's said as much before on several occasions. I'm surprised anyone with any vintage herebouts would query it in such vehement tones.

I don't share his reluctance to see modern/foreign films, not by a long chalk, nor his predilection for a certain late American silver age composer (despite I'm afraid his heroic efforts to persuade me otherwise down the years) but I do enthusiastically applaud his use of the word "fewer" rather than the ubiquitous and incorrect "less".

TG

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2014 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Sigh ... My wife remembered I'd watched a few more 90s and newer films because they were scored by Jerry Goldsmith. Air Force One, The Edge, L A Confidential, The Sum Of All Fears, Hollow Man ...

I think of them as scores rather than films. I'd forgotten about them, which is embarrassing in at least two ways.

 
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